Sunday, September 19, 2010

greek pasta salad

Do not....Cough...cough '''... I repeat.... do not get too close to....cough'....to your screen... sputter...'''...sputter...sniff..whine...how did I catch this awful cold? I am on day six of this baby and still don't think I have hit the mid point. I don't often get sick...this must be my reward for that. And why is it that when I am so busy....abnormally so, that I catch a cold?
But as I sit here complaining about my pitiful self, I tuned into the news to find that the homes of many of my dear friends and old neighbors homes are at risk of fire. 1250 homes evacuated, 40-50 mph winds whipping the flames across the dry mountain side. 3 homes lost already. Hang in there Herriman...our prayers are with you that the winds change and the flames are subdued. I am done complaining about my cold now...sorry.

I the meantime I leave you with this simple and fantastic recipe for a pasta salad.
GREEK PASTA SALAD
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½ cup ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
Handful basil, chopped
¼ cup thinly sliced onion
2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup kalamata olives, sliced in half
¼ cup Parmesan
1 box pasta, cooked
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1 cup olive oil
Zest and juice of a lemon
3 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 cups red wine vinegar

Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl. In a blender, combine all ingredients except the oil. Slowly emulsify in the oil. Drizzle over the pasta salad.


3 comments:

Stephanie McGee said...

Hope you kick the cold soon! Yummy salad!

Louanne said...

So sorry you're sick - hope you feel better soon!
Salad is mouthwatering - love the use of cottage cheese!

sweetlife said...

i hope you fell better, i went through it last week and it is no fun....great salad...super creamy and i love ricotta with olives

sweeltife